MDP Chair Brandon Dillon Releases Initial List of Key Endorsements for Re-election Bid


Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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MDP Chair Brandon Dillon Releases Initial List of Key Endorsements for Re-election Bid

LANSING — Brandon Dillon announced today that he has received a host of key endorsements from both labor and grassroots party leaders in his bid for re-election as Michigan Democratic Party Chair.

“I am honored to have the support of such a diverse group of individuals and organizations who work every day to educate our children, fight for working families, and stand up for the Democratic values we all share,” said Brandon Dillon, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. “In the coming days, I look forward to announcing endorsements from more of our friends and allies, as I continue to reach out to folks and present my vision for a better, stronger Michigan Democratic Party.”

The initial list, released by Dillon today, includes:

  • United Auto Workers (UAW)
  • Michigan Education Association (MEA)
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Michigan Teamsters
  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (MRCC)
  • Michigan Laborers
  • Kent County Democratic Party
  • Michelle Deatrick — Vice Chair, Washtenaw Co. BOC; DNC Member; Fmr. Special Projects Director, Bernie Sanders for President (MI)
  • Vicki Barnett — Chair, Oakland County Democratic Party
  • Bill LaVoy — Chair, Monroe County Democratic Party
  • Frank Lynn — Chair, Kent County Democratic Party
  • Chris Savage — Chair, Washtenaw County Democratic Party
  • Traci Kornak — Chair, 3rd Congressional District Democrats
  • Jonathan Kinloch — Chair, 13th Congressional District Democrats; Hillary Clinton National Convention Delegate
  • Dan Bennett — Chair, 1st Congressional District Democrats; Bernie Sanders National Convention Delegate
  • Jill Dunham — Chair, Allegan County Democratic Party; Bernie Sanders National Convention Delegate
  • Mark LaChey — Chair, MDP LGBT & Allies Caucus; Bernie Sanders National Convention Delegate
  • Daniel Eggerding — Vice Chair, Michigan Federation of College Democrats; President, MSU College Democrats
  • Danny Craig — Chair, MDP Black Caucus
  • Sami Khaldi — Chair, Dearborn Democratic Club; Hillary Clinton National Convention Delegate

Dillon will continue to announce additional endorsements and supporters in the coming days and weeks, prior to the Michigan Democratic Party Spring Convention, on Saturday, February 11th, when the election for Party Chair will take place.

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